The HEUFT eXaminer II XAC revolutionises the X-ray based inspection of filled food containers. The new HEUFT SPECTRUM II device platform and the unprecedented combination of pulsed X-ray technology with innovative image converters make the detection of foreign objects easier and safer than ever before. The system, with its hygiene-optimised HEUFT CleanDesign, even examines oversized products continuously and with high precision.
The HEUFT SPECTRUM II, its comprehensive, highly automated device platform with audiovisual HEUFT NaVi user guidance, already ensures considerably more performance when detecting and rejecting full jars or cans of food which are contaminated with foreign objects such as glass splinters or small pieces of metal. In addition using the compact full-field image converters for the first time revolutionises the unique pulsed X-ray technology of the new HEUFT eXaminer II XAC. This increases the range, speed and precision of the inspection. Even oversized containers can therefore be examined continuously. The size of the foreign objects which can be reliably detected is halved at the same time at line outputs of up to 1,200 products per minute.
The compact new image converters replace the camera and image intensifier technology used until now. Almost square and optimally arranged they extend the sensitive detection surface with a significantly increased resolution. Even the border areas of the extremely clear
X-ray images remain free of distortions and aberrations. The X-ray parameters which have been adapted to the new image converters reduce the already unequalled low radiation during the double base inspection and the 360° sidewall inspection. In contrast to the conventional scan it is emitted as X-ray flashes which only last a thousandth of a second. And only then when there is really something to be inspected. The flashing prevents motion blurs at high conveyor speeds which can impair the detection reliability. In addition it makes a static inspection possible: the product can also be precisely examined when the conveyor is not moving e.g. for internal quality assurance purposes.
This pulsed X-ray technology, exclusively available from HEUFT, makes the revolutionary, worldwide unique use of the compact image converters in inspection systems for the food industry possible in the first place. As a result there is more room and flexibility when adapting the conveyor for the reliable inspection of products of different heights which is also due to the optimised high-voltage components and newly constructed X-ray generators. The generators no longer require cooling and therefore the risk of contaminating the product to be inspected by possible coolant leaks is ruled out.
The HEUFT eXaminer II XAC is predestined for use in hygienically sensitive areas due to its HEUFT CleanDesign. Sloping surfaces facilitate cleaning and prevent the accumulation of stubborn contamination. The liquids required for cleaning purposes can be drained off completely via special channels and openings. Consequently dangerous germs and bacteria have no contact surface whatsoever. The considerably increased degree of automation and computing power of its new HEUFT SPECTRUM II head with the self-explanatory HEUFT NaVi user guidance make the reliable operation of the HEUFT eXaminer II XAC simply easy. The HEUFT reflexx² real-time image processing system with teaching in capability clearly differentiates between harmless product inhomogeneities and critical faults. The result: a new dimension in range and detection reliability.